That is a unique number just for your computer and you. It can provide all of your information, if accessed the wrong way.
Backup the drivers you have now. Use WinDriversBackup and burn them to a disk.
Dell recommends that you kindly log on to http://www.support.dell.com for updated version of drivers and other downloads
Please download the drivers from these links (in this order)
Desktop System Software or Notebook System Software
Chipset or SMBus driver
Processor Driver (if applicable)
Input Drivers (keyboard/mouse)
Disk you made in case there are drivers you have trouble finding, they should already be there.
I need to format my HD and do a clean install of XP. I own a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop and need to download the necessary drivers and install them in the proper order. I did this once before over a year ago and had problems. I'd like to avoid any this time so I need a little assistance.
Dell's driver downloads site is good but a little vague. There are so many different drivers in each category that I do not know which ones I need and which ones I do not need.
My service tag # is 56BJL91. All I need is help picking the right ones to download and the sequence in which they should be installed.